Education

Discover dynamic education programs and curriculum resources about the history of our city, state, and nation.

The New-York Historical Society is proud to partner with CUNY Citizenship Now!

The Citizenship Project is supported by:
Ford Foundation
The JPB Foundation
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
The New York Community Trust

Other community organizations that promote the well-being of immigrant communities include the NALEO Educational Fund and the New Americans Campaign.

Pre-Registration

Interested in taking our free naturalization preparation classes?

Please fill out this form and we will contact you with more information.

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“I loved being able to touch and see actual items and paintings from the past. It’s like time travel, which helps me understand US history so much better than reading all about it.” 

-Anthea, originally from Suriname

The New-York Historical Society offers FREE civics classes for green card holders on the path to American citizenship. The 24-hour course prepares permanent residents for the civics test portion of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) naturalization interview.

The interactive course covers all 100 questions from the USCIS Civics Test. Participants will explore the Museum and learn about American history and government using objects, paintings, and documents from our collection. Classes are taught in English and are accessible to English Language Learners.

The Citizenship Project is made possible by generous grants from the Ford Foundation, The JPB Foundation, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and The New York Community Trust, and in partnership with CUNY Citizenship Now!

"When I shared with my friends about the sessions, they asked me why not just memorize the 100 items for the citizenship exams?
My reply was: I'm a visual person and I usually internalize an info or issue with actual viewing and hearing, and that it is my intention to understand better the history of the United States."

-Elsie, originally from the Philippines
 

New Courses Start This Winter

January 6 - February 3
Saturdays, 10am - 4pm
 
January 9 - February 15
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 - 8pm

February 17 – March 10
Saturdays, 10am – 4pm 
 
March 6 - April 12
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 - 8pm
 
March 13 - April 19
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am - 12pm
 
March 24 - April 14
Saturdays, 10am - 4pm
 

Interested?

Complete the form below to pre-register for a course. Our staff will contact you with more information.

Please note that at this time we offer this program only for permanent residents who are eligible for citizenship.

Questions?

Contact us at thecitizenshipproject@nyhistory.org or 212-873-3400 ext. 511.

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